Broadband Efforts During Coronavirus Outbreak
In March, I wrote about the critical need for rural broadband funding. And my plea was heard. Thanks to President Trump, Republican leadership and bi-partisan support from Democrats, widespread rural broadband is getting more attention and support than ever.
- $340 million for rural broadband:
- $200 million for FCC's Connected Care Pilot Program
- $100 million to provide financing for rural broadband through the ReConnect program
- $25 million for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine programs
- $15 million for Rural Telehealth Programs LHHS & HRSA